And so the eats across NYC continue! My next stop was Soho Tiffin Junction, a modern South Indian Kitchen.
What attracted me to this place was its dedication to allergen-friendly food. Indian is one of my favorite cuisines, but I always get concerned that the dishes are going to have some ingredient that doesn't settle well with my stomach (i.e. gluten, dairy, soy). However, STJ made it clear that I wouldn't have any issues. Its menu is explicitly labeled gluten, nut, soy, sesame, and shellfish-free. All meats are antibiotic-free and all dairy is organic. The team is very accommodating if you tell them upfront about any intolerances.
Soho Tiffin Juction was Chipotle-style. You choose a Dosa wrap, Tiffin bowl, or salad base, then dive into many
toppings that range from rices to beans and from chutneys to garnishes.
And of course, there were many meats and veggies to choose from. STJ was nice enough to let me sample a bit of each chicken, pulled pork, beef, and cauliflower-kale. Although I opted for the chicken, my second choice was the cauliflower-kale, no doubt. I apologize in advance for the quality of the pictures, but let's get real. Indian food is not the most appealing cuisine. Always delicious, but not the prettiest. Needless to say, I was in foodie heaven.
I decided on the STJ bowl with a rice base (options of white or brown available), Sambar (traditional South Indian lentils), chicken (marinated in curry spices), and a mild sauce (tomato and onion chutney). I was able to select a "petite" bowl as opposed to a regular. Thank goodness I did because the portions are HUGE.
Soho Tiffin Junction is located in the heart of New York University's campus, so I'm sure that I will be back again very, very soon. Great staff. Great food. Great atmosphere! I very much recommend.
What's your favorite Indian dish? Any other Indian recommendations in NYC?